Calendar: August 16-22, 2019

Our movie and media Calendar appears every Friday/Saturday on C-U Blogfidential and caters to the downstate region anchored by Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

8/15: Chuck Koplinski (cohost, “‘Reel Talk’ with Chuck and Pam”)
8/18: Jeff Brandt (owner, Exile on Main Street, Champaign, IL)

 

CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

15 Years AgoAugust 2004: Corn crops of the American prairie become murder row in STALKED, a proof-of concept short that is being filmed in the outskirts of tiny Homer, IL. Producers Nick Bird and Amy Heppe are helping to utilize the extensive farmlands around the childhood home of writer/director Ryan E. Heppe to stage a scene wherein Eighties teenagers Glen (Brian M. Jones) and Lucy (Tatiana Javorsky) have a late-night tryst that is cut short by a living scarecrow (Lucas Heppe). Moonlighting technicians from WILL-TV, where Heppe worked briefly before moving to California, make up the crew along with craftspeople from the Chicago area. After a handful of festival appearances, STALKED vanished and a feature film version never materialized for Heppe’s company Knighttime Pictures. Archive.org

 

LOCAL FILMS, ETC. | Support Your Media Storytellers

@ Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL
Champaign Movie Makers* meeting, “Pens to Lens Debrief,” Room 222 (8/20, 7 p.m., free)


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
THE FAREWELL (8/16 on), Late Night: PET SEMATARY (1989; 8/16-8/17, 8/22, 9:30 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2, BLINDED BY THE LIGHT, GOOD BOYS, WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, BRIAN BANKS, DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, HOBBS & SHAW, THE KITCHEN, THE LION KING, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, (8/16 on), READY OR NOT (8/20 on), KINGDOM (8/20-8/22, 7 p.m.), ANGEL HAS FALLEN, OVERCOMER (8/22 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
AVENGERS: ENDGAME, UNPLANNED, ALL IS TRUE, THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN, SHADOW, TRIAL BY FIRE, FINDING STEVE McQUEEN, VAULT, DESCENDANTS 3, HOMELAND (s7), MR. MERCEDES (s2), THE SPANISH PRINCESS (s1), more! (8/13 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2, BLINDED BY THE LIGHT, GOOD BOYS, WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, BRIAN BANKS, DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, THE FAREWELL, HOBBS & SHAW, THE KITCHEN, THE LION KING, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, TOY STORY 4 (8/16 on), APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT (8/18, 2 p.m., IMAX), THE BIG LEBOWSKI (8/18, 8/21), MILLENNIUM ACTRESS (8/19, 7 p.m., dubbed), RiffTrax Live! feat. THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION (8/20, 7:30 p.m., simulcast), OVERCOMER (8/22 on)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
Reel Deals: ROBIN HOOD (1973; 8/20, 8/22, 6:30 p.m.)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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NOW PLAYING | The Cities Beyond

@ AMC Classic Village Mall 6, Danville, IL
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2, GOOD BOYS, WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE, DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, HOBBS & SHAW, THE KITCHEN, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (8/16 on)

@ AMC Peru Mall 8, Peru, IL
47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2, GOOD BOYS, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, HOBBS & SHAW, THE KITCHEN, THE LION KING, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (8/16 on)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT, WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE, DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD (8/16 on), READY OR NOT (8/21 on)

@ The Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in, Gibson City, IL
THE LION KING (Screen 1), SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (Screen 2) (8/16-8/17)

@ The Lincoln Family Theater & Community Center, Lincoln, IL
47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED, BLINDED BY THE LIGHT, GOOD BOYS, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, HOBBS & SHAW, THE KITCHEN, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (8/16 on)

@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL
Closed for the month!

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL
THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (8/16-8/18), LADYHAWKE (8/18), Sweet Corn Circus presents THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (8/22)

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD (8/16-8/18, 8/21)

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (8/16-8/18)

@ Route 34 Drive-in, Earlville, IL
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2, SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (8/16-8/18)

@ Route 66 Twin Drive-in, Springfield, IL
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, TOY STORY 4 (Screen 1), THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2, SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (8/16-8/17)

@ Roxy Cinemas, Ottawa, IL
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2, GOOD BOYS, DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, HOBBS & SHAW, THE KITCHEN, THE LION KING (8/16 on)

 

COMING SOON | Area-wide Events

9/7-9/8
Filmscape Chicago production expo
@ Cinespace Studios, Chicago, IL

9/19-9/29
37th Reeling LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, Chicago, IL

10/26
Dark History & Horror Con’s Screaming Mad Film Festival
@ The City Center, Champaign, IL, 1:30 p.m.

11/1-11/2
3rd Dead in Decatur Film Festival
@ Decatur Area Arts Council, Decatur, IL

11/4
10th annual New Art Film Festival*
@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL

11/22-11/23
18th annual Route 66 Film Festival
@ Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center, Springfield, IL

 

COMMUNITY & CAMPUS SERIES | Champaign-Urbana area

Illini Union Board Presents “Summer Quad Cinema Series”
@ Anniversary Plaza, Main Quad, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 9 p.m., free
Rain Location: Pine Lounge (1st floor), Illini Union
8/24: AVENGERS: ENDGAME @ Memorial Stadium

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Compiled by Jason Pankoke.

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